Youth parliamentarians have been urged to deliberate on vital social concerns confronting their communities to help appreciate and participate in the decision-making process while instilling in them the communal spirit.
Social concerns such as education, drug abuse, sanitation, child abuse
Samuel Agyekum, the Asuogyaman District Chief Executive (DCE), urged members of the newly inaugurated Asuogyaman Youth Parliament when he addressed them at Atimpoku in the Eastern Region.
The Youth Parliament concept which was introduced by National Youth Authority (NYA) in the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies is expected to inculcate in the youth values of
He advised members to study standing orders
that guided their debates in order to make informed contributions saying
“your involvement in governance process will offer you platform to harness
qualitative strength for accelerated national growth and development.”
Pascal Edwards, the Director in charge of Youth Resource Centers at NYA, said the Authority was using youth to advance growth and development, there is the need for youth parliaments in every district, an opportunity for them to have a say in governance process and platform to share opinions on issues regarding development in localities.
Marian Minnah, the Acting Eastern Regional Director of NYA, said most certain approach to imbibing values, principles and culture of democracy in society was to inculcate into youth as future leaders, spirit of co-operation and non-aggression in pursuing perceived injustices. -gna.org